Sasikala-led AIADMK faction protests against income tax raids

ANI | Updated: Nov 09, 2017 11:19 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Nov.9 (ANI): The Sasikala faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Thursday said that people are well aware of the fact behind raids being conducted on the various premises of the party by the income tax department.

"Public are watching it. This shows that deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran and general secretary V. K. Sasikala are becoming strong with the people, with the public and with the cadres," Prassana Algarsamy, spokesperson of V K Sasikala faction of the AIADMK told ANI.

The income tax department raided the premises of Jaya TV and Dr. Namadhu MGR, a Tamil newspaper, here this morning.

AIADMK Karnataka in-charge, E Pugazhendi's house being was also being raided by the department in Bengaluru's Domlur area.

This was conducted after reports of alleged tax evasion by the channel and newspaper surfaced.

Jaya TV, which is considered as the mouthpiece of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), was founded by former chief minister Jayalalithaa.

However, the channel is now controlled by former party general secretary VK Sasikala's family members. Further details are awaited. (ANI)